Mining towns

Hanna's Community Hall

Hanna's Community Hall

As Hanna became its own town separate from it’s mining history and endured  more busts, the Community Hall has remained a permanent fixture to this day. It currently houses the Hanna Basin Museum and was listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1983.

Cowgirl Carnegies

Cowgirl Carnegies

It’s the first post for the Diversity Initiative’s Preservation Month, and what better to start the month than talk about Carnegie Libraries in Wyoming and the women’s clubs that helped make them possible. This profile is written by Andrea Graham, who leads our Cowboy Carnegie program which is a traveling exhibit that has gone to cities throughout Wyoming.

Union Tavern

Union Tavern

Though there were shortages, booms, and busts in Hudson, Wyoming one building remained opened through everything, the Union Tavern. The bar was originally built in 1915, and still continues to stand within the small town of Hudson.

Sunrise Mining District

Sunrise Mining District

Not far from Guernsey in southeastern Wyoming, you will find the Sunrise Mining District, another industrial heritage gem.

Slovenksi Dom

Slovenksi Dom

Rock Springs’ Slovenski Dom has served as the social and cultural heart of Rock Springs’ Slovenian community for over 100 years. This building is a great representation of the preservation of immigrant history within the state, and an important example of repurposing and using old buildings not leaving them dormant.